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|Description ||Overview from a height of appr. 6m. The remaining part of the chamber measures 8m x 3m (clear 8m x 1,8m). The original length is unknown* , as both orthostats of the narrow sides are missing. The chamber at least had 5 capstones. Three (or four) capstones are partly preserved, a fragment in the west either belongs to largely missing C1 or C2. C2 is broken into at least two pieces (probably explosives were used), C4 is split into halves while the "central" capstone C3 is preserved, but slightly moved to the west. |
Another large stone is partly buried 5m East of the chamber. Probably a moved orthostat. The earthwork is largely eroded, but remains of the barrow (appr. 16m x 12m) are still visible especially from the north /northwest. Several smaller erratic boulders are scattered in the close proximity.
C = Capstones,
N2,N3,N4 = orthostats of the northern longside, all in situ
S1,S2,S3,S4,S5 = orthostats of the southern long-side, in situ except for S1
Sprockhoff, Schwieger in: Körner, G. (Ed.), Sprockhoff, E. Atlas der Megalithgräber Deutschlands, Niedersachsen-Westfalen, p. 144, Atlasblatt 176
*the numbering of the stones therefore is uncertain
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